The Huffington Post | by Alison Spiegel
There’s a new molecular gastronomy gadget in town, and it’s something everyone, not just chefs, can use every day. Montreal-based company Molecule-R has invented the AROMAFORK™ — a fork that will change the way you perceive flavors.
The fork releases scents as you eat with it and “tricks your mind” to detect enhanced flavors.
Here’s how it works: Your tastebuds recognize five tastes — sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and umami. Your nose, on the other hand, can detect up to a trillion smells. By releasing aromas, the AROMAFORK™ gets your brain working double duty, getting it to perceive aromas on top of tastes.
A capsule of liquid aroma sits under the fork’s handle and soaks through a small piece of blotting paper to emit a whiff of fragrance with every bite gradually throughout the meal.
The fork comes with 21 different flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, passionfruit, basil and mint.
The aroma revolution kit, which includes four AROMAFORKS™, 21 selected aromas, four droppers, 50 diffusing papers and one multi-sensory evening program, costs $60. You can preorder the forks now on Molecule-R.com for delivery in July 2014.